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, but it seems they've already got their first target in mind. it's iowa congressman steve king. in the words of a top aide to mr. rove, quote, we're concerned about steve king's todd akin problem. all of the things he said are going to be hung around his neck. karen, aside from the fact that mr. king refers to undocumented immigrants as lazy dogs, suggested hillary clinton's state department has ties to the muslim brother 450dhood, and that he doesn't know where the president was born, might targeting mr. king actually help mr. king in some way? >> it could, although here is what i think it does broadly for the republican party. it does mean whoever the ultimate nominee, republican nominee in that race is, has to figure out a way to bring all those voters back together to get enough vote to then run against a democratic opponent who won't have been so ideally beaten up during a primary. remember, it was this sort of republican on republican violence during the primary that gave us, you know, vul titure capitalism that was used in the general election. >> it was also one of the finest clown s
rove's opposition to steve king's iowa senate bid has been the best thing that ever happened to mr. king. are we witnessing the final days of the reign of king karl over the republican party? >> well, i think we may be. the fact that his super pac in the last election in 2012 had a 1.29% return on investment has not made donors very happy. >> oh, come on. he only spend $300 million. >> i know. it's chump change really. i don't know what they're so upset about. but the other thing here for the candidates for candidates like steve king, and really for any candidate, show me the piece of mail or the television advertisement that says i am the choice of the establishment, that's why you should back me. and essentially that is what karl rove's impractice mature at this point means. yeah, especially in the republican party, especially where there's this huge anti-establishment tea party wing, being the choice of the establishment, having that branded on you is not going to be a good thing. and the converse of that for steve king, if you are not the choice of the establishment, you can ra
bowl. steve wants to bring back the traditions of marching bands. i realize we might be too far gone to book the wholesome and corny up with people kids from the halftimes of the '70s and '80s but it should be fun, the kind of fun all audiences and the whole family can enjoy. now get off my lawn. okay. that does it for "the cycle." martin, it's a all yours. >> thank you. good afternoon. it's tuesday, february 5th and eric cantor says if at first you don't succeed, try, try again with the same ideas that didn't work in the first place. >> in a letter today eric is going to be delivering an address to the american enterprise institute on the direction of the message of the republican party. >> eric cantor will be outlining a new agenda for his party today. >> we have not explained why we take the positions that we do. >> we obviously have to expand our appeal. >> we have to stop being the stupid party. >> explaining why we're doing what we're doing. >> what we've got here -- >> what this is about is about making sure that we can express why we're doing what we're doing. >> i think the
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